Sunday, April 3, 2011

Riverwalker’s Bushcraft Code of Conduct



One of the main purposes of practicing bushcraft is to enable you to learn to become a part of your natural surroundings. While it is practically impossible to create an environment where you have little or no impact on your natural surroundings, there are several things that should be done in order to lessen the impact of your presence in nature. The manner in which you conduct yourself is an important part of practicing bushcraft.

Riverwalker’s Bushcraft Code of Conduct

1. Treat everything in Nature with respect. Remember that all things, both living and dead, serve a purpose in Nature. Make respect for nature one of your priorities.

2. Always be alert and observant of change. Even the smallest of changes in the environment can have a lasting effect. Be careful to minimize any changes you make in your surroundings by staying alert and observant for any change.

3. Know your surroundings. A thorough knowledge of the terrain, the flora and the fauna will help you maximize your ability to survive any conditions you may encounter and minimize the effects of your presence on the natural environment.

4. Kill only when necessary for your survival. Natural resources should be conserved at all times and utilized only when necessary for your survival. Be mindful not to waste natural resources through indiscriminate use.

5. Leave no trace of your presence. Leave only shadows behind and take only memories when you leave.


When practicing bushcraft, a little respect for nature will go a long way.

Got respect for nature?

Staying above the water line!

Riverwalker 

7 comments:

Karl said...

Well said....

Karl

http://ranger-pathfinder-notes.blogspot.com/

Brigid said...

Words of wisdom. I like to hunt, but if I'm not going to use the meat to feed me or someone in the community in need, I don't take the shot.

riverwalker said...

To: Karl

Thanks!

Hopped over to your site for a visit...some really good stuff there.

Regards,

RW

riverwalker said...

To: Brigid

We use a similar practice when fishing...keep only enough fish for the meal.

Plan on catching the rest later...

Thanks Brigid.

RW

BTW, Sorry about the long response time to your comment but I've been on a long road trip for a few days.

riverwalker said...

To: Karl

Forgot to mention that I really should be "under a tree by a stream"

RW

Karl said...

RW,

No probs, thanks for looking... and there are plenty of trees out there...

Karl

http://ranger-pathfinder-notes.blogspot.com/

riverwalker said...

To: Karl

Added you to my blogroll.

Thanks Karl.

RW

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